Habitat Destruction

We aim to support advocacy and or or innovative initiatives that aim to mitigate or prevent biodiveristy loss from destruction of the habitat.

Funded projects

These are some of the key initiatives that we have funded in this focus area.

Stopping Broadscale Tree-clearing

The Purves Environmental Fund has long been supporting campaigns to control excessive broad-scale tree-clearing. 1.25 million hectares of bushland has been cleared between 2012 and 2016 in Queensland alone establishing the area as a global hotspot for deforestation alongside Congo, Amazon and Borneo. Tragically, it has been estimated that 34 million vertebrates are killed per year because of the clearing. In addition, tree-clearing also contributes to carbon emission. 

Container Deposit Scheme Campaign

The Purves Environmental Fund was the cornerstone funder of Boomerang Alliance’s campaign to introduce a container deposit scheme to solve drink container litter issue. The campaign achieved a historic win in May 2016 when the NSW Premier announced introduction of a full container deposit scheme. Since then ACT, Queensland and Western Australia followed the suite and have launched its own state-based scheme. Victoria and Tasmania have finally announced its introduction in 2020.